Monday, 23 September 2013


has 2 great sock classes coming up this fall...
The ever popular SOCK-IN-A-DAY
Sat. Oct. 26th 10am-2:30PM
To be perfectly honest, this sock pictured above is the sock that we are aiming to knit in just a day. It ain't exactly pretty and is not meant to be of much except as an excellent teaching tool.
If you can knit and purl with relative ease, you'll be able to complete this sock, which will give you all the skills required to knit a classic sock on 4 needles, in any size.
A template pattern is also included as part of the course materials to help you choose yarns, needles and the number of stitches required to make your own socks in any size.
Teacher: Anne Woodall
Cost: $45. (includes all materials)
Please call the store (613-384-3951) or email us to save your spot.

including basic toe-up socks and the magic loop method.
Sat. Nov. 23rd, 1-4pm
For some feet, regular sock construction just isn't as comfortable as other sock knitting techniques can be. Some folks find that knitting socks from the toe up creates a much more comfortable and form fitting sock.
We at KnitTraders have also discovered through our classes that learning the "Magic Loop" method of knitting with a long circular needle also works beautifully when  learning the toe up technique.
So we have married the introduction of these two very practical techniques into a single class that is designed for those who have knit traditional socks and are familiar with their construction and working in the round.
Teacher: Anne Woodall
Cost: $45 which includes a $10 coupon to put towards your favourite circular needle.
Materials: worsted weight yarn and a long 3.75mm circular needle (80cm-100cm long)
Please call the store (613-384-3951) or email us to save your spot.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Exciting New "Add Ons" for knitters.

'Tis the season of gift-searching and inspiration-seeking to get your fall knitting under way. We've just received a good selection of quality non-fibre products that are designed to help you with your project choices, and to give you ideas for future gifts to ask Santa for, or to give to your knitting friends and family members.
The 2014 Knitting Page-a-Day Calendar.
More than 100 patterns in this year of knitting calendar (some take up more than one page.) This is always a hot seller and is long gone by November, so grab it while you can.

Handmade here in Ontario of beautiful hardwoods from around the world, these shawl sticks provide a stylish way to hold your knitted scarf or shawl in place, orwork as a simple accent piece on a knitted sweater. A good selection of other styles are also available.
In the new year, we're planning on offering  a Crochet Class for the Hook Phobic. What better way to invite people to tackle a new challenge than by introducing these rich, soft handled hooks that make the craft transition all the more pleasant. They're wonderful for anyone with hand issues that want to make their crochet experience more comfortable.
Hiya Hiya's small Silk Project Bags are so incredibly beautiful that they would entice you to deliberately choose a project that is tidy enough to fit inside. Stylish, and sensual - and only available until our supply sells out. So get your Santa to do his shopping early.
These exquisitely designed Roll Ups by Eden will hold your many needles and notions together in a tidy pack that you can have at hand whenever you take your knitting with you.
We have a lovely assortment in now, but you might want to take a look soon, for best selection of colours.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Interweave KNITS Holiday Gifts Magazine, and Knitter's Pride accessories.

Lots of new products from:

Waves Crochet Hooks, individually or in sets. Aluminum hooks and soft touch handles.
Other new products from Knitters Pride:
Blocking wires, T-pins,
Sew in leather purse handles.
Clicky Row Counters.
And after a weekend visit to an Indie Trade Show, I am thrilled to let you in on some of the beautiful yarns that I found including this:
100% Himalayan Silk in fingering weight, perfect for all lace work, that gets more beautiful through the warmth of your hands as you knit with it.
Also, a new lace weight mohair blend and 3 new colours in our ever popular
Cotton Tweed from Cabin Fever,
and the much sought after 2013 edition of Interweave KNITS Holiday Gifts Magazine.